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Addams Family Values (1993)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  19 November 1993 (USA)
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A comical Gothic horror-movie-type family tries to rescue their beloved uncle from his gold-digging new love.

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On any day of the week, you could expect a newborn baby to be nurtured and loved by his older sister. Except, of course, if it's Wednesday. Pubert is the latest addition to the Addams family and, to prevent sibling rivalry escalating to fratricide, Wednesday and Pugsley are shipped off to summer camp and a nanny is hired. Debby Jellinsky is great with wrinkling baldies, which makes her the perfect nanny for Pubert and the unlikely wife of Uncle Fester. The question is..."Is she grave-digging or gold-digging?" Written by Tim McSmythurs <Tim.McSmythurs@swindon.ericsson.se>

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The Family Just Got A Little Stranger. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for macabre humor | See all certifications »

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19 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Opening Weekend:

£932,222 (UK) (10 December 1993)

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£6,342,043 (UK) (4 February 1994)
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Better than the original ? I think so.
6 May 1999 | by (Norwich, England) – See all my reviews

This film is one of those rare gems, a sequel that is as good as, or even better than the original.

Christina Ricci fulfills all the promise that she showed in the first film, as she really steals the film from her more established co-stars.

The scenes at camp produce some of the best one-liners, and it is great to see an American film that is self-mocking about its image concious rich societies. Lines from Ricci like " Is that your overbite?" and "When they woke up all their old noses had grown back!" are superb and will be much loved in the UK, as it is how much of the States is perceived over here.

Also, Amanda in this movie, is also played by the same girl who played the Girl Scout in the first movie.

Add a little bit of romance between Wednesday and another kid at the camp and you have something for everyone in this wonderfully funny and worryingly endearing movie.


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